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10:15 AM ET, July 13, 2007


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Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Online Radio Is Saved; SoundExchange Will Not Enforce New Royalty Rates on Sunday  —  At today's Congressional hearing about the new rates for online radio that would essentially destroy it (as readers of this blog already know), SoundExchange, which was scheduled to receive the new royalty payments …
Kendra Marr / Washington Post:
Shaken Internet Radio Stations Face Specter of New Fees Sunday  —  Sunday will be a day of reckoning for Internet radio stations.  —  The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to stop an increase in royalty and broadcasting fees, jeopardizing the future of some stations.
Discussion: Lost Remote and Rusty on Radio
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Webcasting Reprieved At Last Minute
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
D-Day Sunday For Internet Radio As Court Rejects Royalties Appeal
Discussion: Listening Post and WinExtra
Ellie Gibson /
E3: David Reeves Talks PS3  —  The Euro bundle, the new PSP and the fight to be market leader. … Now you've made the announcement about the PS3 bundle for Europe, what kind of reaction are you expecting?  —  David Reeves: I think people will say to us …
Ellie Gibson /
E3: No more 60GB PlayStation 3 in US after July, says Reeves  —  'All they're doing is taking their stock and marking the price down'  —  SCEE president David Reeves has told that the 60GB PlayStation 3 will no longer be available in the US after stock sells out - which he predicts will occur by the end of the month.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Man's quest for $10 AT&T DSL ends in success... kind of  —  Mark "Rizzn" Hopkins' internet ordeal is over, and he has detailed all the painful, laborious, and clearly unnecessary steps needed to put yourself into Cashville with AT&T's cheap-o DSL service over on his website.
RELATED: v11.1:
One Man's Quest for $10 DSL: Revolutions  —  Okay, this is the final chapter of the process, as I now have it ordered.  Whether it will work is another story, but we'll talk about that once the activation date for the DSL has passed.  For the other parts of the story, look here:
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Researcher: Optimal copyright term is 14 years  —  It's easy enough to find out how long copyrights last, but much harder to decide how long they should last—but that didn't stop Cambridge University PhD candidate Rufus Pollock from using economics formulas to answer the question.
Discussion: MediaVidea and Slashdot
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Get An Invite To Any Private Beta  —  One of the most frustrating things for early adopters like ourselves to deal with is the private, limited invitation beta.  The startups seed a few invitations to their friends, and each new account has 3 or so invitations that can be given away.
Discussion: Mark Evans
Wheaties for Your Wallet:
Your bank has a REST API now (shhh! — don't tell them)  —  I'm very happy to announce the launch of the Wesabe API.  This is a new release for us, and a new way of using Wesabe — as a tool for getting your data out of your banks and credit cards, and into whatever form or program is going to most help you manage your money.
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
Now That It's Getting A Cut, Warner Says Imeem's Not So Bad  —  A service called Imeem launched a little while back, and it allowed users to build playlists of music, videos and photos and share them with their friends.  Despite the fact that it didn't offer any way to download copyrighted music …
Discussion: Business Wire
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Can Google Be Beat?  They Already Have Been in South Korea...  The International Herald Tribune had a good article recently about the search market in South Korea.  It points out that local search company has more than 77 percent of all Web searches originating in South Korea …
Discussion: WebProNews and Mark Evans
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Bang & Olufsen's Beosound 6 DAP revealed  —  Style-maven Bang & Olufsen has introduced a new DAP into the mix, called the Beosound 6.  Breaking from typical B&O design convention — which can often be a little absurd (see the Beosound 2 and 3) — the Beosound 6 is a strikingly simple design …
Discussion: Crave, Gizmodo and Anything But iPod
comScore Releases Worldwide Rankings of Top Web Properties 772 Million People Online Worldwide in May  —  Online Retail and E-Commerce Sites Boosted by Holiday Spending  —  comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a study of global Internet traffic for the month of May …
Maria Aspan / New York Times:
Promotion Is Not Just Another Brick in the Wall  —  ADOBE software is a well-established tool for anyone working, or even dabbling, in computer-based design.  But in order to market its new Creative Suite 3 software package — which includes well-known design software like Photoshop and Illustrator …
Discussion: Feld Thoughts
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Google takes swipe at Viacom
Discussion: WebProNews
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Getting Into Google  —  Last night was our third SEMNE event …
Mythbusting: Why Facebook isn't the reincarnation of Google
Aaron O. Patrick / Wall Street Journal:
Financial Times, CNBC May Share Resources
Discussion: and Romenesko
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Media Defender Buys Preparing for their Next Scam?
Discussion: p2pnet and digg
BBC to hear open source concerns
Selina Lo / CNET
Why Wi-Fi has to change—or else
The Bad Astronomer / Bad Astronomy Blog:
Discover new galaxies!  —  Sometimes, astronomy is a zoo.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and digg
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Dell fixes Ubuntu laptop pricing
Discussion: Direct2Dell and digg
David Pogue / New York Times:
Behind the Scenes of "iPhone: The Musical"
Gijs Hillenius / Inquirer:
Italian parliament bets house on SuSE Linux
Discussion: CNET Blogs
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
A Sigh of Relief for Blockbuster: Few People Copy DVDs
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Debunking 5 Business Myths about Second Life
Virtual Earth:
Mobile Search V2 released - Improved Navigation, Cache, Movie …